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unpleasantness

[uhn-plez-uh nt-nis] /ʌnˈplɛz ənt nɪs/
noun
1.
the quality or state of being unpleasant.
2.
something that is displeasing or offensive, as an experience, event, or situation:
An unpleasantness made them ill-at-ease.
3.
an unpleasant feeling or sensation caused by disagreeable or painful stimuli.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; unpleasant + -ness
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Examples for unpleasantness
  • Explaining the unpleasantness and futility of the procedures does not seem to make much difference, either.
  • But it does know, in a general sort of way, that a certain amount of unpleasantness lies ahead.
  • And the center of that blob is kind of discredited at the moment, due to the late unpleasantness.
British Dictionary definitions for unpleasantness

unpleasantness

/ʌnˈplɛzəntnɪs/
noun
1.
the state or quality of being unpleasant
2.
an unpleasant event, situation, etc
3.
a disagreement or quarrel
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